Ms Thornberry appealed to Remain voters to back Jeremy Corbyn claiming that a second “confirmatory referendum can be won by Remainers”. The shadow foreign secretary said that the “only way” the UK could legitimately stay in the European Union was to deliver Labour’s confirmatory vote. Her words sparked a tsunami of anger as Brexiteers swarmed social media to express their outrage.

One said: “No respect for democracy or will of people!”

Another added: “So they admit the supposed referendum will be rigged Remain v Remain ballot. Democracy?”

A third added: “She is nailing her flag to the mast, as a sitting mp with one of the largest labour majorities her job looks mighty safe, and they won’t want a new leader who could lose their seats at the next election.”

A fourth said: “It doesn’t take a genius to work that out. A costly referendum with the options of stay or stay is a sham.”

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Ms Thornberry appealed to Remain voters to back Jeremy Corbyn (Image: GETTY/FACEBOOK)

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The shadow foreign secretary said that the “only way” the UK could stop Brexit (Image: GETTY)

Another said: “No better way to lose votes in the Midlands and North of England.”

Another added: “Thank you for confirming what I always knew. Labour are a remain party conning leave voters into believing they’ll deliver some form of Brexit.”

Ms Thornberry admitted she had been “frustrated” by Labour’s slow march to its final Brexit position of a second referendum, although she defended Mr Corbyn’s decision to remain neutral.

She said: “It doesn’t really matter what Jeremy’s position is, what matters is what the public thinks, I think people can make their own minds up.”

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One said: “No respect for democracy or will of people!” (Image: GETTY)

In the interview with The Mirror, Ms Thornberry added: “What I say to people who want to Remain is we can’t, certainly not the way the Liberals want to do which is to revoke.

“You can’t just go back on a decision in a referendum, but if after the public have seen what leaving really looks like versus Remain, it may well be that confirmatory referendum can be won by Remainers.

“But it does seem to me that the only way that one can Remain is if the public decides that is, in the end, what they want after these many years.”

Ms Thornberry claimed to understand the frustration of pro-Brexit voters but said the Tories had shown themselves “incapable” of delivering Brexit.

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Ms Thornberry claimed that Labour, which has been trailing in the polls, was closing the gap (Image: GETTY)

She said: “This will be the final word.

“But I think in the end after the paralysis caused by a Conservative government unable to agree amongst itself what it wants to do, this is the way forward.”

The Labour politician spoke on the campaign trail amid suggestions that Mr Corbyn’s party was keeping high profile Remain-backing MPs out of sight.

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She insisted she was “not hiding” but that her media appearances were a decision for party chiefs.

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The election is on December 12 (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)

Ms Thornberry claimed that Labour, which has been trailing in the polls, was closing the gap as undecided voters made their minds up.

She said: “It’s going to be up to the people and we will have to make the best of whatever decision they make.”

The SNP and Lib Dems would then be faced with the choice of backing or “bringing down” a Labour administration in favour of the Tories.

Ms Thornberry slammed Labour adviser Bob Kerslake who had claimed the party might be prepared to negotiate its leader in a hung parliament.

She said: “He’s obviously vastly experienced in terms of the civil service but clearly doesn’t know how the Labour party works.

“We decide on who our leader is, nobody else.”



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